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  • Editor: Bruce Dubbs <>

  • Co-Editors: Randy McMurchy, Larry Lawrence, Igor Zivkovic, DJ Lucas, Tushar Teredesai, David Jensen, Manuel Canales Esparcia, and Richard Downing.

Text Authors

  • Chapter 01. Based on the LFS introductory text by Gerard Beekmans, modified by Mark Hymers for BLFS.

  • Chapter 02: The /usr versus /usr/local debate: Andrew McMurry.

  • Chapter 02: Going beyond BLFS: Tushar Teredesai.

  • Chapter 02: Package Management: Tushar Teredesai.

  • Chapter 03: /etc/inputrc: Chris Lynn.

  • Chapter 03: Customizing your logon & vimrc: Mark Hymers.

  • Chapter 03: /etc/shells: Igor Zivkovic.

  • Chapter 03: Random number script Larry Lawrence.

  • Chapter 03: Creating a Custom Boot Device Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapter 03: The Bash Shell Startup Files James Robertson revised by Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapter 03: Compressed docs Olivier Peres.

  • Chapter 04: Firewalling: Henning Rohde with thanks to Jeff Bauman. Revised by Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapter 11: Which Mark Hymers with many thanks to Seth Klein and Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee.

  • Chapter 25: X Window System Environment: Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapter 27: Intro to Window Managers: Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapters 28 and 29: KDE: Bruce Dubbs.

  • Chapters 30, 31, and 32: GNOME: Larry Lawrence.

Installation Instruction Authors

  • aalib, Alsa, ffmpeg, gocr, MPlayer, opendivx, transcode, xvid and xsane: Alex Kloss

  • AbiWord, at-spi, ATK, audiofile, avifile, bc, bonobo-activation, bug-buddy, cdrdao, cdrtools, cpio, curl, dhcp, enlightenment, eog, esound, fcron, fluxbox, FNLIB, gail, galeon, gconf-editor, gdbm, gedit, gimp, GLib2, gmp, gnet, gnome-applets, gnome-desktop, gnome-games, gnome-icon-theme, gnome-libs, gnome-media, gnome-mime-data, gnome-panel, gnome-session, gnome-system-monitor, gnome-terminal, gnome-themes, gnome-utils, gnome-vfs, gnome2-user-docs, gnumeric, GTK+2, gtk-doc, gtk-engines, gtk-thinice-engine, eel, imlib, intltool, lame, libao, libart_lgpl, libbonobo, libbonoboui, libgail-gnome, libglade2, libgnome, libgnomecanvas, libgnomeprint, libgnomeprintui, libgnomeui, libgsf, libgtkhtml, libgtop, libIDL, libogg, librep, librsvg, libvorbis, libwnck, libxml2, libxslt, linc, LPRng, Linux_PAM, metacity, MIT Kerberos 5,MPlayer, mutt, nautilus, nautilus-media, oaf, OpenJade, OpenSP, OpenSSH, ORBit, ORBit2, pan, Pango, pccts, pcre, pkgconfig, postfix, procmail, Python, QT, rep-gtk, ruby, sawfish, scrollkeeper, sgml-common, sgml-dtd, shadow, startup-notification, unzip, vorbis-tools, vte, wget, XFce, xine, xml-dtd, yelp and zip: Larry Lawrence

  • CDParanoia, mpg123, SDL and XMMS: Jeroen Coumans

  • alsa, cvs, dhcpcd, gpm, hdparm, libjpeg, libmng, libpng, libtiff, libungif, giflib, links, lynx, openssl, tcsh, which, zsch, zlib: Mark Hymers

  • traceroute: Jeff Bauman

  • db and lcms: Jeremy Jones and Mark Hymers

  • aspell, balsa, bind, bonobo, bonobo-conf, cvs server, db-3.3.11, db-3.1.17, emacs, evolution, exim, expat, gal, gnome-print, GnuCash, gtkhtml, guppi, guile, guppi, g-wrap, leafnode, lesstif, libcapplet, libesmtp, libfam, libghttp, libglade, pine, portmap, PostgreSQL, pspell, qpopper, readline, reiserfs, Samba, sendmail, slrn, soup, tex, tcp-wrappers, and xinetd: Billy O'Connor

  • ProFTPD and rsync: Daniel Baumann

  • ESP Ghostscript: Matt Rogers

  • ALSA Tools, Apache Ant, Cyrus-SASL, DejaGnu, desktop-file-utils, DocBook DSSSL Stylesheets, DocBook-utils, Ethereal, Evolution Data Server, Exim (many additions), Expect, FOP, FreeTTS, FriBidi, gnome-audio, gnome-backgrounds, gnome-menus, GNOME Doc Utils, GnuCash (many additions), Heimdal, HTML Tidy, JadeTeX, Java Access Bridge, LessTif (rewrite), libexif, libgail-gnome, libgnomecups, MPlayer (extensive overhaul), Other Programming Tools, PDL, Perl Modules, pilot-link, Samba 3 (many additions), Shadow (rewrite), SANE (original instructions by Alex Kloss), SLIB, Stunnel, Sysstat and system-tools-backends: Randy McMurchy

  • Screen: Andreas Pedersen

  • PHP: Jeremy Utley

  • Gimp-Print and libusb: Alexander E. Patrakov

  • Fetchmail and WvDial: Paul Campbell

  • UDFtools, Perl modules (initial version) and Bluefish: Richard Downing

  • Epiphany, FLAC, File Roller, GNOME Magnifier, GNOME Netstatus, GNOME Speech, GOK, GPdf, GnomeMeeting, Gnopernicus, Imlib2, LZO, MC, NASM, Nautilus CD Burner, OpenQuicktime, Speex, XScreenSaver, Zenity, compface, freeglut, gcalctool, gucharmap, id3lib, kde-i18n, kdeaccessibility, kdebindings, kdesdk, kdevelop, kdewebdev, libFAME, liba52, libdv, libdvdcss, libdvdread, libmad, libmikmod and libmpeg3: Igor Zivkovic

  • tripwire: Manfred Glombowski

  • ALSA Firmware, ALSA OSS, inetutils, gdk, GLib, GTK+, libxml and vim: James Iwanek

  • iptables: Henning Rohde

  • joe, nano, nmap, slang, w3m and whois: Timothy Bauscher

  • MySQL: Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee

  • fontconfig, gcc, gcc2, jdk, mozilla, nas, openoffice, ispell, nail, ImageMagick, hd2u, STLport, tcl, tk and bind-utils: Tushar Teredesai

  • cracklib, libpcap, ncpfs, netfs, ppp(update), RP-PPPoE, Samba-3 and Subversion: DJ Lucas

  • ntp: Eric Konopka

  • nfs-utils: Reinhard

General Acknowledgments

  • Fernando Arbeiza for doing great quality assurance on Shadow utilizing PAM. The machine access he saved may have been yours.

  • Archaic for trouble shooting the mozilla section by performing multiple builds and for providing a description of the various mozilla extensions.

  • Gerard Beekmans for generally putting up with us and for running the whole LFS project.

  • Oliver Brakmann for developing the dhcpcd patch for FHS compliance.

  • Ian Chilton for writing the nfs hint.

  • Nathan Coulson for writing the new network bootscripts.

  • Nathan Coulson, DJ Lucas and Zack Winkles for reworking the bootscripts used throughout the book.

  • Jim Harris for writing the dig-nslookup-host.txt hint on which the bind-utils instructions are based.

  • Lee Harris for writing the gpm.txt hint on which our gpm instructions are based.

  • Marc Heerdink for creating patches for tcp_wrappers and portmap and for writing the gpm2.txt hint on which our gpm instruction are based.

  • Mark Hymers for initiating the BLFS project and writing many of the initial chapters of the book.

  • J_Man for submitting a gpm-1.19.3.diff file on which our gpm instructions are based.

  • Jeremy Jones (otherwise known as mca) for hacking Makefiles and general assistance.

  • Steffen Knollmann for revising the JadeTeX instructions to work with Tex-3.0.

  • Eric Konopka for writing the ntp.txt hint on which the ntp section is based.

  • Scot McPherson for writing the gnome-1.4.txt hint from which was gathered useful information and for warning us that GNOME Version 2.0 may not be ready to put in the book.

  • Alexander E. Patrakov for patches and suggestions to improve the book content, assistance with alsa dev.d helpers, and increasing the l10n awareness.

  • Ted Riley for writing the Linux-PAM + CrackLib + Shadow hint on which reinstalling Shadow to use PAM is based.

Last updated on 2005-08-14 15:03:38 -0600